Showbiz legends were in abundance at the Regents Park Marriott Hotel in Swiss Cottage on Saturday 16th November, when the Heritage Foundation paid special tribute to actor and comedian Bernard Cribbins OBE on achieving 70 years in the business. Best known for narrating The Wombles TV series; his appearances in three Carry On films; two hit records (‘Right Said Fred’ and ‘Hole In The Ground’) plus appearances in Doctor Who, Jackanory, Fawlty Towers, Wrong Arm Of The Law and many other TV programmes and feature films, Cribbins (84) was delighted to receive recognition from his peers at the Heritage Foundation’s annual Christmas Lunch. The glitzy event (complete with crackers, turkey & mince pies) concluded with a full set by the Trembling Wilburys, whose singers Glen Knowler (as George Harrison) and Dave Collison (as Roy Orbison) are seen flanking Cribbins. This turned out to be one of our best performances yet, and a great warm-up for our special Xmas party night at Dingwalls in Camden on December 3rd. Continue reading
On Monday, the 6th of May, an historic event will be taking place. John Lennon’s original band, the Quarrymen will be performing at St. James’ Theatre, London. Three members of the original Quarrymen will be joined by our own drummer, David Stark, and bass player, Marko Laver for a one off gig.
From the St. James’ website:
The Quarrymen perform the Skiffle and early Rock music, which influenced the birth of the Beatles, including songs like“Rock Island Line”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Lost John”, and many more. As well as their music, the Quarrymen share their Liverpool sense of humour in the stories and anecdotes with which they pepper their performance, giving Beatles fans a unique insight into the origins of their favourite group and the city in which they grew up.
The current Quarrymen lineup includes three of those five original musicians, – Len Garry, former tea-chest bass player, now playing guitar and replacing Lennon as lead singer, – Rod Davis, from Quarry Bank School, on guitar and Colin Hanton on drums, who played with John, Paul, George and John Duff Lowe on the famous Percy Phillips recording session which produced “In Spite of All the Danger” and “That’ll Be the Day”.
For more information and tickets, please visit the St. James Theatre website by clicking here.
The Trembling Wilburys will be playing at the Grovelands Park Centenary, which takes place in Winchmore Hill on May the 18th and 19th. It promises to be a wonderful event full of great activities and shows.
The Wilburys will be performing on the main stage on the Saturday at around 4pm with a combination of Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison (our Dave Collison) and George Harrison (our Glen Knowler) songs for you all to dance and sing along to.
So, come on down and enjoy the beautiful park, all the events and our very own Trembling Wilburys.
Don’t forget to head on over and like the Trembling Wilburys facebook page and maybe even send invites to your facebook friends.
This Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th 2013, the Trembling Wilburys will be playing at a lunch to celebrate the unveiling of plaques for George Harrison MBE and John Lennon MBE.
All of the usual Wilburys hits plus a few extra ‘George’ numbers, with our very own Glen Knowler, will get the day rocking.
From the Heritage Foundation site:
The Heritage Foundation and our Annual President Vicki Michelle MBE are pleased to announce that there will be a Blue Plaque unveiling in tribute to John Lennon MBE and George Harrison MBE on Sunday March 17th 2013 at Baker Street. London W1 and lunch after at The Marriott Hotel. Regents Park. London. NW3 3ST
Tickets to this event will cost £80 including wine on the table.
To apply please call our credit card ticket hotline on either 0208 3429953 or 07703 397270
It’s Christmas time again, folks. And we’re re-visiting our spiritual home, the Castle Rocks! Come down and join us to ring in Christmas and the New Year at Denis’s place. We’ll be doing all your favourite Orbison, Harrison and Wilburys tunes.
In the words of the Castle Rocks’ main man, Denis Cook,
“I’m looking at this being my “Last Hurrah” Live music session at The Castle with some of my most staunch supporters in David Stark, Dave Collison, Joe Shaw, Dzal Martin and all the guys in
the bands plus my Hillbilly mates Shane Lamont, Vaughan Rance & Dave Williams. We have another great live music night on 29th but this Sunday afternoon scene has been “more me” and I hope as many of you as possible can join me.”
For full event details check out the event page
Yes, we’re coming back to the London Beatles Day to play some music for all you lovely Beatles fans. You can find more information on the Beatles Days website:
We had a lovely welcome last time and, by all accounts, everyone enjoyed the show. So come on down!
The Trembling Wilburys are returning to the Castle, Finchley Road on Sunday 21st of October for more great music at a great venue! Come down for all the usual hits of the Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison, George Harrison et al.
Entry for this event is free, families are welcome and there’s a full menu.
Click here for full details
Hoping we’ll all be fit and well this time for a great night of Wilbury wonder, featuring Glen Knowler as George Harrison, Dave Collison as Roy Orbison, Andy McNish (Bob Dylan/Tom Petty), Marko Laver (Jeff Lynne), Dzal Martin (lead guitar), Howard Robin (keys) and Dave Stark (drums).
PLUS!! Nick Bird as Paul McCartney doing a 70th birthday tribute to Sir Macca. Continue reading
That’s right. Not one but two dates coming up at the Castle on Finchley Road, NW11. On the 27th of May the Trembling Wilburys will be performing a whole evening of Orbison, Harrison, Dylan and of course the Traveling Wilburys’ numbers. May even throw in a bit of Tom Petty for you. Continue reading
This Sunday (Mother’s day in the UK) the Trembling Wilburys will be performing a set at the Dave Stark Five Jam Session at the Castle.
Entry is free and families are welcome. So, if you’re a fan of the Wilburys or just love good music from live musicians OR you feel like having a jam yourself, come on down.
Dave Stark Five Jam Session
452 Finchley Road
From 7 til late